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EDITORIAL: Killing jobs, Obama-style

The Obama administration used last week's jobs summit to promote policies the president admits will kill jobs. Published December 8, 2009

EDITORIAL: Obama's buggery czar

The media is trying to keep this story in the closet, but it's important not to wink at all the serious problems surrounding President Obama's controversial "safe schools czar," Kevin Jennings. Published December 8, 2009

America's Morning News

In case you didn't tune into The Washington Times' nationally syndicated radio show "America's Morning News" - heard in Washington on WTNT-AM 570 and coast to coast via the Talk Radio Network - find out what four of Monday's guests told co-hosts Melanie Morgan and John McCaslin. Published December 8, 2009

EDITORIAL: Faux lobbyist reform, part deux

Just when we thought President Obama's phony effort to root out lobbyist influence in government couldn't get any more obvious, the White House has fallen to a new low level of fakery. Published December 7, 2009

EDITORIAL: Leadership in war

Today is the anniversary of a day that will live in infamy. On Dec. 7, 1941, Imperial Japan launched surprise attacks that brought America into the Second World War. The United States and our allies were blessed with leaders who were dedicated to doing whatever it took to defeat the enemy, no matter how long that took. As General Douglas MacArthur put it so succinctly, "In war, there is no substitute for victory." That's a lesson our current president still needs to learn. Published December 7, 2009

EDITORIAL: Media complicity in Climategate

A tale of destroyed documents, fraud, conspiracy and the misuse of millions of government dollars would seem to have all the juicy ingredients of a scandal that journalists would kill to cover. However, the mainstream media apparently doesn't think that Climategate is news. ABC News hasn't deemed the story newsworthy. Neither has CBS nor NBC. If Americans only got their news from the networks, they would not know about the global-warming fraud or would merely think there was a simple misunderstanding about what scientists meant in some vague e-mails Published December 7, 2009

EDITORIAL: Justice thwarts Black Panther subpoenas

Could it be that President Obama's legal team is imploding due to a voter intimidation case involving the New Black Panther Party? So many new developments regarding the Black Panther case occurred in the latter half of last week that it is hard keeping up with them all. But none of them look good for the Obama administration or for Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s Justice Department. Published December 6, 2009

EDITORIAL: Obama's ineffective executive decision

While President Obama has busied himself expanding federal spending at a record pace, government waste has managed to grow even faster. Apparently the Democrats are so busy handing out cash that they don't even bother paying attention to who's getting the boodle and why. Published December 6, 2009

EDITORIAL: Taxing for the troops

You aren't taxed enough. A measly 20 percent of the gross domestic product is a starvation diet for the poor, poor federal government, and Congress only gets to bestow a trillion bucks in discretionary every year. Published December 4, 2009

America's Morning News

In case you didn't tune into The Washington Times' nationally syndicated radio show, "America's Morning News" - heard in Washington on WTNT-AM 570 and coast to coast via the Talk Radio Network - find out what four of Thursday's guests told co-hosts Melanie Morgan and John McCaslin. Published December 4, 2009

EDITORIAL: The enemy at West Point

Insults against West Point by MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews are part of a pattern of left-wing denigrations against Americans serving in uniform. It's a motif indicative of an anti-military mind-set that is as dangerous as it is rude. Published December 4, 2009

EDITORIAL: Global-warming theology

Belief in global warming had long had a tinge of theology about it, a form of cultism that adherents and defenders elevated to a holy crusade. Published December 4, 2009

EDITORIAL: Obama's quickie

Counterinsurgency is a marathon, but President Obama wants to sprint. The most troubling aspect of Mr. Obama's strategy for Afghanistan is the cramped timeline for his surge. He wants a quick in and out. The 30,000 new troops he is sending as reinforcements will be rushed into theater in the spring of 2010, and the drawdown will commence in July 2011. The message to Afghans is that this president lacks the will to sustain the fight. Published December 3, 2009

EDITORIAL: Killing opportunity for kids

It is disgraceful the way Education Secretary Arne Duncan dodges and weaves while back-stabbing some 1,700 D.C. schoolchildren whose hopes and dreams are set on the District's school voucher program. Taking a position of moral and political cowardice, the Obama administration refuses to intervene to save the hugely popular program from congressional Democrats determined to kill it. Mr. Duncan even refuses to address the District's program except by indirection and obfuscation. Published December 3, 2009

EDITORIAL: Global-warming fraud harms science

One of the defenses offered by the media and those caught in Climategate has been that no matter how obvious the e-mails seem, there is a complicated context that means only academics can fully grasp what the e-mails meant. For example, CNN quibbled that, "there's very little context" in the leaked e-mails. We checked into what academics outside the cabal of global-warming advocates have been saying, and their view of the cover-up ranges anywhere from it being "disappointing" to "highly disturbing." Some professional researchers are shocked, while others are not. Published December 3, 2009

EDITORIAL: Obama in handcuffs

Imagine if President Obama went to Oslo next week to receive his Nobel Peace Prize and was arrested for purported war crimes committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan. This bit of historical irony would be possible under an argument being made by Luis Moreno-Ocampo, chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Mr. Ocampo claims jurisdiction over actions of U.S. troops in Afghanistan because Kabul in 2003 acceded to the Rome Statute, which established the court. He said a preliminary examination already is under way regarding possible American culpability in crimes against humanity. Published December 2, 2009

EDITORIAL: Vindicating White House gate-crashers

Michaele and Tareq Salahi don't deserve the scorn that has been heaped upon them for crashing President Obama's first state dinner. Their reality-show-fueled and Facebook-promoted life of social climbing isn't some twisted celebrity-seeking aberration. Rather, it is a reflection of the aspiration for equality held dear by all Americans and represents all that is best about the Democratic Party populism that brought Mr. Obama to power in the first place. Published December 2, 2009

EDITORIAL: Universities take action on Climategate

The Obama administration might think Climategate is a nonevent, but on Monday, Pennsylvania State University announced it was launching an investigation into the academic conduct of Michael Mann, director of the school's Earth System Science Center. Yesterday, it was announced that Phil Jones, director of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, would step aside while his university conducts an investigation. With so much fraud being exposed in the academic community that studies and promotes global-warming theories, an example has to be made of someone. Published December 2, 2009

EDITORIAL: Denying the global-cooling cover-up

President Obama's climate czar, Carol M. Browner, claims that Climategate is not important and that global warming is settled science. "[The U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has] been studying this issue for a very long time and agree this problem is real," she said last week, six days after the scandal first broke about fudged global-warming research. Published December 1, 2009